I feel there isn’t enough clothing options for plus size women in Australia. In recent years I’ve noticed that plus size brands have been introduced to the Australian market, yet many are unaware of what these brands are. That’s where I come in to help!
This blog post is a comprehensive list of plus size brands you can buy in store, or online, in Australia.
What is plus size?
There seems to be a lot of debate about what is plus size and how some plus size brands offer vanity sizing (i.e. a City Chic size 14 isn’t the same as a non-plus size brand’s 14). All that aside, for the purpose of maintaining consistency in this blog post, plus-size is anything size 16 and above.
Brands that offer up to size 16
Sizes: up to size 16
Mango is a popular Spanish brand that’s everywhere in Europe, was once sold at David Jones flagship store in Sydney, but can now only be shopped for online in Australia. I really like this brand as the clothes remind me of things you can find at Zara, but are a lot less ‘fast fashion’ in that they are so much more wearable.
You can shop via the Violeta by MNG website, but you’ll have to pay for returns. The Iconic also sells this brand, so you can take advantage of their free returns policy, but their stock is more limited.
Brands that offer up to size 18
Sizes: they stock up to size 16 in store and sizes 18 and XXL are available online only
I still think Sportsgirl have a long way to go with their sizing, but they’re making some movement by offering size 18 and XXL online. Hopefully these sizes will be available to try in store in the near future.
This brand is super popular on instagram and rightfully so! Their clothes are just so pretty!
Brands that offer up to size 22
Forever New launched their Curve range in 2019 and I’m so glad they did – their pieces are beautiful and there are so many options for events where many of us sometimes struggl to find an outfit, like a wedding!
Sizes: 16 to 22
Piper is literally Myer’s best-kept secret for trendy, but not too trendy, dresses that don’t reveal too much skin. I personally like brands that produce clothes like this as I find it’s the kind of stuff you hold onto for years and get so much wear out of.
Piper has three ranges: Piper, Piper Curve and Piper Petite. The curve and petite ranges are basically the same clothes from their main label, but in curve sizing and petite cuts. I will say you’re better of searching stock in store as Myer take forever to upload their new Piper stock online.
Sizes: some of their sizes go up to a European 52, which is an Australian 22
Vero Moda hails from Denmark and is popular all over Europe. You can get it online at Myer and at selected stores, which is great if you want to try clothes on!
Brands that offer up to size 24
Basque Plus is found at Myer and is the plus size spin-off to the popular brand Basque. They have a lot of versatile basics, as well as timeless clothes that are perfect for special events like an engagement party or christening.
Cotton On now has a Curve range that is available in sizes 16-24!
Brands that offer up to size 26
This is one of The Iconic’s brands, and it offers super stylish options up to size 26. If you feel the items are a bit on the expensive side, sign up to their mailing list and keep an eye out for sales – they’re always having them!
Some of my friends shop here and they love the variety of clothes on offer. A quick glance at their website does indeed reveal you’re spoilt for choice.
Brands that go up to size 32
ASOS Curve goes up to size 32, however there’s more stock up to size 30.
The usual suspects
Here’s a very quick summary of the plus-size brands that are already on many people’s radars:
Sizes: 12 to 24
Probably Australia’s most recognisable plus-size brands.
Sizes: 12 to 24
You can find this in some Myer stores!
Big W is another one of those brands that take an age to update their website with new stock, so I really recommend you go in store to check this brand out!
This is an activewear brand with cool and affordable workout clothes.
Belle Curve is Target’s plus size range and I often find myself looking at their stock in store as it’s so pretty and on trend!
Kmart doesn’t have dedicated plus size brand, however they generally produce their women’s range in plus sizes.
Best & Less have really upped their game in all fashion stakes.
I’d love to know if you enjoyed this list, and if there are any brands you love that I haven’t mentioned?
PS the featured image for this post is from here.